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Remembering Clay Christensen Remembering Clay Christensen
Clay Christensen, the Harvard Business School educator who passed away in January 2020, changed the way people around the world think of innovation. Through widely-read books, such as "The Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Daniel Forbes
Surprising reasons owners exit family businesses
Only about a third of family businesses make it to a second generation beyond the founder.  Conventional wisdom says that these firms falter because the owners didn’t have a succession Read More...
Adjuncts: An Overlooked Source of Prestige Adjuncts: An Overlooked Source of Prestige
EDITOR’S NOTE: Steve Blank, who has founded or co-founded eight startups, is best known as the Father of Modern Entrepreneurship and is credited with launching the Lean Startup movement, which for Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Steve Blank
Unlocking the Innovation Potential of Family Firms: An Assessment Tool
When it comes to innovation, family firms often are trapped in an “ability–willingness paradox”: the superior ability to innovate is unrealized because of fear of innovation. Our research 1 Read More...
Hyannis Country Garden is a Family Business With Deep Roots
This feature and video are part of  America’s Entrepreneurs: Making it Work , a Rewire initiative made possible by the  Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation  and  EIX, the Read More...
Category: Features
Author: Alauna Yust
Why You Should Name Your Business After Yourself
What's in a name? For many family-run businesses, the business name and family name are the same, linking the reputations of the two, for better or worse. New family business owners often grapple Read More...
Choosing a Board of Directors for a Family Business
It's important that current or future members of a family business understand best practices for assembling a Board of Directors (BOD). That's why we explore this in depth as part of a basic family Read More...
The Entrepreneur's Profit Model: A Diagnostic Tool The Entrepreneur's Profit Model: A Diagnostic Tool
Entrepreneurs usually understand that profit is important. But many are less consciously aware of the actual model by which they will (or will not) make money in their ventures. Many have a gut feel, Read More... Read More...
The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit The Sustainable Entrepreneur: Balancing People, Planet and Profit
Entrepreneurs and business leaders are blessed and cursed with thinking about their businesses 24 hours a day. It becomes their life focus. What is it that consumes them? Bottom line? Employee Read More... Read More...
Category: Commentary
Author: Dave Feldman
Investing in Capabilities and Reputation Pays Off for VC Firms Investing in Capabilities and Reputation Pays Off for VC Firms
New venture capital firms must make a variety of strategic decisions about market positioning and relationships with the entrepreneurs in their portfolio. One choice VC firms must make is whether to Read More... Read More...
Author: David Hsu

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